Dr. WPF has a new article about the new Editable Collection in .NET 3.5 SP1.
There’s a new interface, IEditableObject which much of the magic is based on. It provides developers a method to add the concept of a transaction to a CollectionView based collection.
If you’re wondering like I was at first why the drop was so blue — it’s actually an inverted reflection of the blue morning sky and the grass around. Cool.
Taken with my D300, extension tubes, and Tamron 18-250mm lens.
I read two to three fiction books a month — every morning for about 35 minutes while exercising and some before bed at night. So, I go through them at a rather rapid pace. However, I’ve been struggling to find books recently that look interesting.
I’ve been reading mostly science fiction recently as I tired of “fantasy” — but I enjoy a good “action/thriller” (not a mystery) book occasionally as well. I generally enjoy book series (or at least the same characters in multiple books) over completely stand-alone books — but I’m open!
What are some good science fiction or thriller books that you’d recommend? Please add a comment with your ideas! If you don’t have any suggestions, maybe you’ll at least find my list a useful ….
Here’s some of the books I’ve enjoyed/read recently to get a feel for what I’ve read:
Star Corps (The Legacy Trilogy, Book 1)
Semper Mars: Book One of the Heritage Trilogy
Dauntless (The Lost Fleet, Book 1)
Point of Impact
Time to Hunt
The Two-Space War (Baen Science Fiction)
In Death Ground
Into the Looking Glass (Looking Glass, Book 1)
Heirs of Empire (Dahak Series)
Rats, Bats & Vats
Some others that I’ve read and enjoyed (just not recently) (and I won’t link to all of the books in a series):
(And I’ve not liked any of William Gibson’s books — I’ve tossed them all before completion). No horror books please.
Generated using the text of web pages which provided an overview of each candidate (from their respective presidential candidacy web sites). It’s funny how they both mention their own names so much (on their own web pages).
I was asked in a comment how to play a sound from a stream, from an embedded resource in Silverlight or WPF.
My answer is that I wouldn’t use an embedded resource, instead I’d suggest using the “Content” Build Action as shown below:
I’ve set the explosion.mp3 file’s Build Action to “Content”. Then, using my audio playing technique, I call the function:
(The .5 sets the volume.)
You might look at MediaStreamSource (set via the MediaElement’s SetSource property).
There’s an example dealing with MP3 files here. Realize that path requires that your code fully take over the the responsibility for streaming — including understanding the low-level details of the audio/video format. For example, you would need to know how to decode an MP3 file.